Autos stuck in field lead to arrest of Lexington woman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:51

Two vehicles discovered in an isolated location on farmland resulted in the arrest of a Lexington woman on auto theft and other charges.

Ashley N. Davis, 27, was charged in March with two counts of Level 6 felony auto theft and a misdemeanor charge of false informing.

Davis and a male companion were discovered by Deputies Kevin Huber and Joe Guarneri as they assisted Deputy James Shelton at the site off State Road 203.

Deputy Shelton had been dispatched to the rural residence, where the property owner told him about two vehicles he had found in a field. Both were stuck in mud, he said.

Deputy Shelton easily located the cars, a 2006 Buick LaCrosse and a 2018 Ford Fusion in a small woods. A woman’s purse and miscellaneous items were found in the Buick. There was nothing left in the Ford, but the car’s keys were laying on the ground.

When the deputy checked with dispatchers, he learned the Buick was listed as stolen in Marion County. The Ford was a rental reported taken from a Scottsburg residence without consent.

After Davis was found, she reportedly made two conflicting statements about how the Buick got in the woods. After Deputy Huber found her male companion, the man said he only came to the woods to help Davis retrieve some items. He said she made a comment to him about how she thought the Buick was “hot” or stolen.

Davis was taken in to custody and transported to the Scott County Security Center.

At her court hearing, Davis’ bail was set at $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash. Her jury trial is currently set for June 4.